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Athena Strings is a modern and exciting string group, perfect for weddings and other special occasions.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£339
Details

Type of Performer(s) or Business

Ensemble / Group

Style of Music

Acoustic
Ceilidh Irish / Traditional
Ceremony Music
Classical
Drinks / Cocktails Music
Funk / 70s / Disco
Jazz
Latin / Salsa
Pop / Rock
Rat Pack / Swing
Reception Music
Soul / Motown / RnB
Swing / Jive
Tribute

Primary Instrument(s)

Strings

Additional Services

Learn New Songs
Take Requests
Full Description
Athena Strings is perfect for your wedding, making it a day that you and your guests will never forget. We have played at hundreds of wedding and events worldwide, including a performance for David Cameron and President Xi Jinping of China on his state visit to the UK. Our players perform regularly for orchestras including the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Hallé, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Manchester Camerata and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. We pride ourselves on the quality and versatility we provide, making Athena Strings a ‘must-have’ for your occasion. Whether it be your wedding, a corporate function, a party or any other kind of event, we love what we do and are always excited to be able to enhance it. Throughout the process, you deal with us directly, keeping costs down and making it an individualised experience.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Jess
Hi, I'm Jess! First of all, congratulations! Planning a wedding can seem quite daunting but my biggest piece of advice is, enjoy it! Please get in contact if you wish to enquire about the wedding packages we offer. Please let me know your wedding date and venue so I can provide as much information as possible for you. I look forward to hearing from you. Jess x

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2015
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
4
Reviews
(46)
Rachel and Chris
Married in November 2019
December 2019
Thank you for playing at our wedding!
To everyone at Athena Strings, Thank you for playing at our wedding! From the moment I heard you playing at Stonyhurst College I knew I wanted you to be a part of our special day! Thank you for all the beautiful music. Love from, Rachel and Chris
Sarah and Ash
Married in October 2019
October 2019
We can’t thank you enough.
Just wanted to message to say a huge thank you for playing at our wedding. We had the best time and have had so many lovely messages since saying how gorgeous the music was. We can’t thank you enough.
Amanda Rigby
Married in September 2019
September 2019
The music was beautiful.
Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. The music was beautiful. Your help leading up to the wedding was very much appreciated.
Becky Rimmer
Married in September 2019
September 2019
From start to finish you were so helpful.
I would like to say thank you for playing at our wedding at the weekend (31.08.2019). Everyone commented at how beautifully they played at the service and drinks reception. From start to finish you were so helpful and always responded efficiently and nothing was to much of a problem to you. I will always recommend you for anyone else.
Jill Watkin
Married in August 2019
September 2019
I can’t praise you highly enough!
Thank you so much for the amazing performance at our wedding it was perfect. I can’t praise you highly enough I’d always dreamt of having a string quartet play at my wedding and you didn’t disappoint 😀
Lesley Lawrence
Married in August 2019
August 2019
I would definitely recommend Athena strings!
Thank you so much for playing at our wedding on Thursday! You were absolutely amazing and the guests loved you 😍 If anybody is thinking about booking a string quartet at your wedding I would definitely recommend Athena strings!! Thanks guys x
Location & Contact Details

Address

Manchester, Greater Manchester, England

Nearest Town

Manchester

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M60

Nearest Train Station

Manchester Oxford Road

Nearest Airport

Manchester Airport

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FAQ
(10)

What is your most memorable wedding?

My most memorable wedding was a Disney themed day. We had so much fun playing lots of Disney music and admiring the beautifully decorated venue!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Modern, exciting, versatile, fun and must-have!

What about your business are you most proud of?

We started Athena Strings as students. We have now all graduated and now run an extremely successful business providing music for hundreds of weddings across the country. We have an extraordinary amount of repertoire and are happy to write any songs we don't have.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Enjoy the planning process!! It may seem stressful at times but the big day goes by so quickly! You need to enjoy the time leading up to it as much as the big day itself.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

We played at a Christmas wedding and the couple had hand-made their favours. These were individual festive chutneys for each table. They were delicious!

Describe your typical process with a couple.

When you contact me with your wedding date/venue I will provide a breakdown of our four main packages. You then let me know if you wish to proceed and I will invoice you. Once we have received your deposit I will provide you with the password to access the Booking Area on our website. Here you need to complete a Music Request Form with your final song choices and timings and return this to us no later than 6 weeks before the wedding. Thats it!

What makes a romantic first dance?

Ed Sheeran - Perfect is extremely popular at the minute and is such a lovely song!

What is your number one floor-filler?

Living On A Prayer gets everyone singing!

Which band from the past would you most like to have been part of?

I would have liked to work with Michael Jackson - his music is one of a kind.

What is the soundtrack to your life?

This is really hard.... It can vary between The Simpsons theme tune when I am busy to Bach's Air on a G String when I am more relaxed!